Standard-determining tests are tests that map pupils’ knowledge at the end of the first and second stage of studies, i.e., in grades 3 and 6. These are low-stakes tests that are not evaluated and are aimed at providing help and tools for the teacher for further organizing the teaching.
In grade 3, the standard-determining test must be carried out in two subjects: Estonian and mathematics in a school with Estonian as the language of instruction; Russian and mathematics in a school with another language of instruction.
In grade 6, standard-determining tests are carried out in three subjects: Estonian, mathematics and a third subject (different each year) in a school with Estonian as the language of instruction; Russian, mathematics and a third subject (different each year) in a school with another language of instruction.
The standard-determining test is carried out either on paper or in an electronic environment as an e-test.
Standard-determining tests are prepared and coordinated by Innove. We also compile and send to schools a national sample of pupils whose tests are analyzed at the national level for summaries.